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Vocab G- Unit 9

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acclamation
SYN:approval, welcome, ovation, cheering, plaudits ANT:booing, hissing, jeers, catcalls
bucolic
SYN:rustic, rural, pastoral ANT:urban, metropolitan
calumniate
SYN: talking smack, to slander, accuse falsely, defame, libel ANT:flatter, whitewash, praise
chary
SYN: cautious, diffident, wary, skittish ANT: heedless, reckless, incautious
collusion
SYN: agreement or cooperation, conspiracy, plot, connivence, cahoots
dilettante
SYN:amateur, trifler, superficial ANT: professional
imperturbable
SYN:not easily excited, unflappable, unexcitable, unruffled ANT: excitable
increment
SYN: addition, increase, gain,accretion ANT: loss, reduction, decrease
mandate
SYN: command, order, authorization, directive ANT: forbid, outlaw, ban
paltry
SYN: weak, insignificant, mean, trashy, measly, meager, piddling, trivial, chicken ANT:gigantic, immense, colossal
paroxysm
SYN: outbrust, spasm, convulsion, fit, seizure
pedantry
SYN: nit-picking, hairsplitting, pettifoggery
peregrination
SYN: journey, odyssey, wandering
redolent
SYN: fragrant, smelling strongly, evocative, reminiscent, aromatic ANT: unevocative, odorless
refulgent
SYN: shining, radiant, resplendent, luminous, splendid ANT: dim, dark, murky, obscure, dingy, dull
shibboleth
SYN: a word, expression, a disinguishing custom, commonplace saying, catchphrase, slogan
tyro
SYN: neophite, beginner, novice ANT: veteran, past master, expert
unremitting
SYN: not stopping,relentless, never letting up, constant, incessant, unrelenting
vacillate
SYN:to swing indesicively between more than one course of action, seesaw, fluctuate, oscillate ANT: perservere
vituperative
SYN: harshly abusive, severe scolding, abusive, scurrulous, insulting ANT: complimentary, laudatory, flattering